According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the parents of a 2-year-old boy will sue Fairy Tales Daycare and its owners in the boy’s death.
On July 1, 2009, the child died after being left in the back seat of a locked van with the windows rolled up and temperatures exceeding 80 degrees. The lawsuit alleges the boy’s parents paid their neighbor and co-owner of the daycare center to take the child to the center at least three times a week.
On this day, however, the child was left in the van where he was not discovered until about 4:30pm in the afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead of heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case.
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Hyperthermia Wrongful Death
A Chilton County, Alabama jury has awarded $3.5 million to the family of a man killed when the van he was driving was crushed between two logging trucks, reports the Montgomery Advertiser.
Ken Gorum Trucking and Gary Fruge, the driver of the logging truck, were held responsible for the accident and have been ordered to pay the award. The jury found Fruge was speeding, and the truck had defective brakes, when it crashed into the victim’s van.
The victim’s car was pushed into the logs on the truck in front of him, causing the logs to come through his windshield – one went through his head and killed him. Although the driver claims he was going only 45 miles per hour, evidence suggests he was traveling between 65 and 75 mph.
Progressive Insurance Co, the insurance for the defendants, had refused to settle the case before trial.
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Alabama Logging Truck Wrongful Death
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports a $16 million settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit between the family of a 41-year-old woman and Pioneer Drilling. The woman died in September as a result heavy equipment flying off an 18-wheeler into her car. The equipment was being hauled to a gas-drilling site.
A 24,000-pound counterweight and a 4,000-pound spreader bar fell off the tractor trailer, and the spreader crushed the woman’s car.
Investigators found the equipment was secured by only two chains instead of the four that are required and the driver did not control his speed. Also, the truck driver was a truck driver’s helper and did not meet state and federal safety guidelines to drive an 18-wheeler by alone. In his testimony, the truck driver admitted that he and other Pioneer employees back-dated documents showing that he was qualified to drive a week before the crash.
After this testimony, a recess was called and the case was settled.
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$16 Million Texas Tractor Trailer Death
According to the Houston Chronicle, a Harris County jury has awarded a Houston man $10 million in a lawsuit filed against Methodist Hospital and the doctors who treated him there.
In 2002, the man underwent heart surgery for an improperly functioning valve. After the surgery, he developed gangrene and had to have multiple amputations, including his left leg above the knee, his fingers and the toes on his right foot.
The lawsuit alleged Methodist Hospital failed to monitor the patient properly for blood disorders after they administered the drug Heparin. Heparin is a widely used blood thinner that is known to have side effects including immunological reactions that cause excess bleeding. This, alleged the plaintiff, resulted in the development of gangrene.
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The Philadelphia Daily News reports the owner of a landfill and Caterpillar Inc. have agreed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court to pay one of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania history for a single-victim personal injury case.
The companies have agreed to pay $16.25 million to a man whose legs were crushed by a bulldozer three years ago.
On May 1, 2006, the man was working his fifth day on the job as a truck spotter at the Chrin Sanitary Landfill, when a massive track loader backed around a pile of garbage and ran him over, crushing his legs.
He developed serious infections due to the garbage that had been crushed into his wounds. His right leg, part of his right hip, and most of his left leg had to be removed.
The lawsuit claimed the owners of the landfill had not trained the victim sufficiently and the Caterpillar didn’t have adequate rear vision.
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Caterpillar Personal Injury Settlement
A Broward County, Florida Circuit Court judge has awarded $14.6 million to a 64-year-old truck driver hurt in a 2007 wreck that left him paralyzed, reports the Insurance Journal.
The truck driver was hauling sugar in 2007 in Palm Beach County when a driver ran a stop sign, causing him to swerve to avoid an accident which would have likely killed the other driver. The trucker’s 18-wheeler left the road and overturned, leaving him paralyzed.
National Casualty Co. denied the trucker’s claims. He then sued for uninsured-motorist benefits to help pay his medical bills.
The company is expected to appeal the judge’s award.
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Truck Accident Award